Monthly Archives: October 2015

After the Rhetoric What?

I’ve been thinking about community and the metaphors conjured up by the thought of it. Two that come immediately to mind are “melting pot” and “mosaic.” Both take it that diversity is the challenging reality of the matter and creating something out of that diversity the community-building task that emerges. The implications of choosing one… Read More »

Homo Ludens

In the last few Random Riffs I’ve been trying to get a handle on something elusive. A couple of blogs ago I grandly formulated it as cultivating an aesthetic of leadership. Too grand an ambition methinks! (I should say that the elusive “something” I’m after here is not limited to leadership. It’s just that leaders… Read More »